Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
I originally wanted to make sense of what was happening to me after my mental breakdown. I've been writing since I was a kid and it's how I make sense of the world.
I was dealing with an immense amount of past trauma, healing my emotional self and my relationship with the girl in the mirror. Suddenly, I began to experience a feeling of interconnectedness with everything around me. I saw everything as beautiful, especially myself.
I was surprised and moved. What was happening to me? What was this feeling?
Once I discovered the answers to this question, I realized I wasn't the only one with those struggles. I saw that the entire world was hungry in the same way I had been. I saw that the world needed what I'd found.
I wrote this book because I had to. People need this.